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4th Aug '16 10:23:36 AM nightkiller
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** The Mercury astronauts wore an olive drab pilot's pressure suit, which was spray-painted silver not for any practical reason, but because it [[RealityIsUnrealistic reflected the popular idea]] of what a 'space-man' would wear. However this was abandoned when astronauts started doing spacewalks, [[AwesomeButImpractical as the reflected glare of unfiltered sunlight off a silver suit was too bright]].

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** The Mercury astronauts wore an olive drab pilot's pressure suit, which was spray-painted silver not for any practical reason, but because it [[RealityIsUnrealistic reflected the popular idea]] of what a 'space-man' would wear. However this thermal control purposes. This was abandoned when astronauts started doing spacewalks, [[AwesomeButImpractical as the reflected glare of unfiltered sunlight off a silver suit was too bright]].
31st Jul '16 5:01:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* Asimov's ''TheBicentennialMan'', each new time period that protagonist lives through is introduced with a description of the current fashion. Most of the new clothing styles looks pretty silly to modern eyes (transparent clothing for women and tube top for men, really?).
* Jumpsuits seem to be the default garment of choice for humans in the ''HumanxCommonwealth'' series.

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* Asimov's ''TheBicentennialMan'', ''Literature/TheBicentennialMan'', each new time period that protagonist lives through is introduced with a description of the current fashion. Most of the new clothing styles looks pretty silly to modern eyes (transparent clothing for women and tube top for men, really?).
* Jumpsuits seem to be the default garment of choice for humans in the ''HumanxCommonwealth'' ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' series.



* Deconstructed in the KimNewman short story ''Literature/TomorrowTown''. The protagonists are sent to investigate a testbed "community-of-the-future" and change into the unisex one-size-fits-all plastic suits, finding them difficult to adjust, prone to overheating even in a climate-controlled environment, difficult to remove for toilet purposes and {{stripperiffic}} because their designer was a sexist lecher.

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* Deconstructed in the KimNewman Creator/KimNewman short story ''Literature/TomorrowTown''. The protagonists are sent to investigate a testbed "community-of-the-future" and change into the unisex one-size-fits-all plastic suits, finding them difficult to adjust, prone to overheating even in a climate-controlled environment, difficult to remove for toilet purposes and {{stripperiffic}} because their designer was a sexist lecher.



* During the "Time Capsule" Showcases on ''ThePriceIsRight'', the models would wear this type of costume as they revealed prizes to the theme songs of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' and the disco version of ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.

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* During the "Time Capsule" Showcases on ''ThePriceIsRight'', ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', the models would wear this type of costume as they revealed prizes to the theme songs of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' and the disco version of ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.
7th Jun '16 3:25:34 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Later ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' shows go to the other end of the extreme spectrum with their LatexSpaceSuits.

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** Later ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' shows go to the other end of the extreme spectrum with their LatexSpaceSuits.{{Latex Space Suit}}s.
7th Jun '16 3:25:08 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Later ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' shows go to the other end of the extreme spectrum with their LatexSpaceSuits.
7th Jun '16 3:22:41 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Principality of Zeon in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' have almost [[NoNewFashionsInTheFuture Prisoner-of-Zenda-style ornate uniforms]]. Impractical capes, swords and epaulets and lots of gold decoration abound on officer uniforms. Other AlternateUniverse works have taken this to even more ridiculous extremes.
** The hip-mounted swords are at least partially justified in that they're small laser rifles meant to be shot from the hip- they just don't get much use.

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
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The Principality of Zeon in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' have almost [[NoNewFashionsInTheFuture Prisoner-of-Zenda-style ornate uniforms]]. Impractical capes, swords and epaulets and lots of gold decoration abound on officer uniforms. Other AlternateUniverse works have taken this to even more And they're not the most ridiculous extremes.
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example in the franchise!
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The hip-mounted swords are at least partially justified in that they're small laser rifles meant to be shot from the hip- they just don't get much use.
7th Jun '16 3:21:15 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' uses space clothes for all its military forces -- check out the oh-so-[[TheSeventies '70s]] giant lapels on the pilot's uniforms, for instance. Especially ''[[TheMovie Do You Remember Love?]]'', where the Valkyrie pilots get a suit that includes AwesomeButImpractical glowing shoulderpads and a chest-monitor-thingy when they're in full flying kit.

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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' uses space clothes for all its military forces -- check out the oh-so-[[TheSeventies '70s]] giant lapels on the pilot's uniforms, for instance. Especially ''[[TheMovie its movie adaptation ''[[Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove Do You Remember Love?]]'', where the Valkyrie pilots get a suit that includes AwesomeButImpractical glowing shoulderpads and a chest-monitor-thingy when they're in full flying kit.
19th May '16 12:48:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''RockosModernLife,'' when one of Filburt's sons asks "Why do we wear these things on our shoulders".

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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''RockosModernLife,'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife,'' when one of Filburt's sons asks "Why do we wear these things on our shoulders".
1st May '16 10:48:12 PM JackG
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** The 1943 Goodrich pressure suit with its 'Michelin Man' look influenced fictional spacesuit designs in ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'s ''Destination Moon'', and the (unrelated) [[Film/DestinationMoon movie of the same name]]. When a more effective pressure suit was developed and shown off for the famous Collier's "Men in Space" article, a picture of the Goodrich suit was shown instead for its more 'futuristic' look. Learning from this, the designers covered later pressure suits in silver material, ostensibly because it was 'heat resistant' but actually for RuleOfCool (see above).

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** The 1943 Goodrich pressure suit with its 'Michelin Man' look influenced fictional spacesuit designs in such as ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'s ''Destination Moon'', and the (unrelated) [[Film/DestinationMoon movie of the same name]]. When a more effective pressure suit was developed and shown off for the famous Collier's "Men in Space" article, a picture of the Goodrich suit was shown instead for its more 'futuristic' look. Learning from this, the designers covered later pressure suits in silver material, ostensibly because it was 'heat resistant' but actually for RuleOfCool (see above).
30th Apr '16 6:56:08 PM JackG
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** The trope is averted for some civilian clothing, which doesn't look too different from what people would wear in 1970. Other fashions are more outré.
30th Apr '16 6:53:33 PM JackG
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** The Mercury astronauts wore an olive drab pilot's pressure suit, which was spray-painted silver not for any practical reason, but because it [[RealityIsUnrealistic reflected the popular idea]] of what a 'space-man' would wear. However this was abandoned when astronauts started doing spacewalks, [[AwesomeButImpractical as the reflected glare of full sunlight off a silver suit was too much]].

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** The Mercury astronauts wore an olive drab pilot's pressure suit, which was spray-painted silver not for any practical reason, but because it [[RealityIsUnrealistic reflected the popular idea]] of what a 'space-man' would wear. However this was abandoned when astronauts started doing spacewalks, [[AwesomeButImpractical as the reflected glare of full unfiltered sunlight off a silver suit was too much]].bright]].
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